Street art in Beijing

If you’re looking for progressive culture and the arts, in China, steer clear of Shanghai and head directly to Beijing. If you want luxury shopping and megamalls, try Shanghai.

Graffiti art seen on Zhangzizhong Road in Beijing (or perhaps Di’anmen East Street).

Beijing has a thriving arts scene, including its 798 District.

The same graffiti stenciling, this one seen on Gulou East Street, near the Drum and Bell towers.